There are 3 adjudication SCOPES and a total of 18 CRITERIA under the Scheme. To qualify for the Caring Company or Caring Organisation Logo, all nominations must fulfil a minimum of 2 CRITERIA from EACH of the THREE SCOPES respectively:
Adjudication Scopes Description
- Caring for the Community (Form 3A)
- Partners with local social service organisations in community involvement projects, encourages staff to take part in voluntary work and invest resources initiatives for better community life, supports underprivileged individuals to enhance their employability, and enhances the viability of the community by sharing knowledge and skills with their partnering organisation.
- Criteria 1: Volunteering
- Criteria 2: Giving
- Criteria 3: Mentoring
- Criteria 4: Employing the Vulnerable
- Criteria 5: Procurement of products or services provided by social service organisations or social enterprises
- Caring for the Employees (Form 3B)
- Recognises its staff as important assets; devote top management’s time to listening to staff concerns and offers resources to improve staffs physical and mental health, achieving work-life balance.
- Criteria 1: Recognises employees as an important asset
- Criteria 2: Employee safety
- Criteria 3: Employee wellness
- Criteria 4: Employee family responsibility
- Criteria 5: Work-life balance
- Criteria 6: Well-established communication mechanism
- Criteria 7: Benefits and Supports
- Criteria 8: Related awards or other recognition
- Caring for the Environment (Form 3C)
- Works with local social service organisations or relevant government departments in order to reduce waste, save energy and improve air quality. Establishes mechanisms to ensure that production processes minimise negative impact on the environment and enable a sustainable life.
- Criteria 1: Criteria 1: Successful implementation of environmental protection practices
- Criteria 2: Eco-friendly manufacturing processes
- Criteria 3: Reduce carbon emissions
- Criteria 4: Green partnership
- Criteria 5: Environmental Label or other recognition
*Please refer to the nomination form for detailed requirements of each criterion.
Click here to download the nomination form.
- Outstanding Partnership Project Award
- All participating companies / organisations must also be nominated in “Caring Company Scheme 2019/20”.
- An eligible community partnership project should be developed by the nominee and at least one local charitable organisation, including its nominator, and implemented for more than one year with substantial outcomes.
- The themes of the community partnership projects are mainly related to social needs of community, such as “Active Aging Community”, “Digital Solidarity”, “Diversity & Inclusion”, “Environmental Sustainability”, “Family Solidarity”, etc.
- All entries should demonstrate an outstanding track record in the following areas:
- Sustainable solutions for meeting community needs
- Active involvement of all project organisers and partners, and investment in partnership relations
- Project is creative
- Ample resources invested by project organisers and partners
- Encouragement of employee participation
- Project outcomes/impacts
- After reaching agreement with NGO partners, participants need to submit the project details of not more than 2,000 words to describe the partnership details. For example, it should include the division of labour in the project, volunteer training & management. Please click to download Sample template.
- Companies / organisations that have entered the final assessment stage will be invited to make presentations of their projects to the Interview Session & Final Adjudication Panel. The panel will select the winner(s) of the Outstanding Partnership Project Award accordingly.
- The awardees shall participate in all award and publicity activities and share their practices.
- List of Barrier-free Companies / Organisations
- All participating companies / organisations must also be nominated in “Caring Company Scheme 2017/18”.
- There are 2 adjudication scopes, namely “Barrier-free Communication” and “Barrier-free Environment”, and a total of 13 criteria under the List (click here). To fulfil the minimum requirement, all companies / organisations must fulfil a minimum of 2 criteria under each of the 2 scopes.
- On-site assessment visit will be conducted by social service organisation commissioned by HKCSS. (Assessment fee to be borne by participating companies / organisations)
- After verification assessment, companies / organisations fulfilling the minimum requirements will be examined by the Adjudication Panel, and considered for inclusion in the List, as a manner of encouragement.
- A report with recommendations (if applicable) written by the social service organisation will be provided to the companies / organisations, to facilitate them to understand the requirement for Barrier-free Environment and Barrier-free Communication and make further enhancement.